S2020-21 Round-ups: Essex & Suffolk Border League Premier (Wk 8 – Sat 24 Oct) [ESBL 20-21 26.10.20]

Hello and welcome to a bonus blog, going through the action in the Essex & Suffolk Border League Premier Division on Saturday 24th October. Thanks for reading.

Written by Scott W   [Twitter: @ScottMHC14] – Non-League Writer

Essex & Suffolk Border League – Saturday 24th October

ESBL Premier Division

At the top of the standings are Gas Recreation, despite being held to a 3 – 3 draw by Lawford Lads at Salary Close. Strikes by Aston Firkins, Shane Goodyear and Callum Rogers’ ninth league goal of the season wasn’t enough to grab their eighth league win of the campaign as Lawford responded through a brace from Jack Wood and one from Oliver Mann. Dean West’s side are still four points clear at the summit, whereas Lawford remain 15th after one win in their eight games thus far. Nearest challengers Colne Athletic were also held at home this weekend as they drew 2 – 2 with White Notley. Daniel Bradley and substitute Aran Yarwood both netted for Notley but replacement Gareth Evans was dismissed. Kane Dobrowolski scored his fifth league goal of the campaign for the visitors, with Regan Farley-Hearn also on the score-sheet to keep Notley in seventh.

There was no such trouble for third-placed Great Bentley who comfortably defeated Dedham Old Boys 4 – 0 at the Village Green. Joseph Hurd struck twice to take his tally to five this term already, with Archie Herbert and lead scorer Louis Olymbios notching his eighth this season to see Jack Murray’s side to the points. Dedham’s usually tight defence was outclassed here and drop to ninth spot. West Bergholt continued the theme of stalemates for the top four as they drew 2 – 2 with Hatfield Peverel with Benjamin Adams and Joshua McFaull netting for Peverel in this one.

Elsewhere, Stanway Pegasus notched their fifth win in their seven matches this term to rise to fifth spot. They won 2 – 1 at Flitch Utd with Callum Griffith grabbing his seventh league goal of the campaign and Jake Plane both scoring for the visitors. Alresford Colne Rangers drop to sixth after being held 3 – 3 by draw specialists Earls Colne at Ford Lane. Ryan Lewis got two goals for Rangers here with Jack Johnson getting the other goal but strikes by Keiran Adams, Connor Randall and Benrico Stripe made sure of a point for Earls who have drawn five of their seven games thus far.

Also, Tiptree Heath rise to eighth after a 3 – 1 triumph over Felixstowe & Walton Utd Res, thanks to goals from Charlie Green, Joe Chester and replacement Billy Coe. Declan Cameron responded for Felixstowe but Rhys Henry saw red which only made the afternoon for the strugglers, who remain 17th. In the last game this weekend in the division, Little Oakley Res defeated Sudbury Sports 3 – 0 with Robert Pratt getting two goals here, plus Jamie Eades notched his sixth league goal this term to send his side up to tenth, with Sports a place and two points behind, though they do have four more matches in hand on Oakley’s second-side.



S20-21 Round-ups: Essex & Suffolk Border League (Wk 6 – Sat 10 Oct) [ESBL 20-21 11.10.20]

Hello and welcome to a guest blog, going through the action in the five Essex & Suffolk Border League divisions on Saturday 10th October, alongside the action in the Olympian League it is good to welcome this round-up of ESBL action, thank you Spencer. This round-up is posted with the author’s permission, with thanks. Thanks for reading.

Guest Blog written by Spencer Hume   [Twitter: @SpencerHume03] – ESBL Social Media Officer

Essex & Suffolk Border Lge crest (Credit: ESBL/Twitter)

Essex & Suffolk Border League – Saturday 10th October

ESBL Premier Division

Alresford Colne Rangers got back to winning ways with a 2-1 win away at Barnston AFC, goals from Rob Thompson and Josh Gray. Good win for ACR which puts them in 8th, Barno stay bottom.

Colne Athletic picked up a big 3 points with a 2-0 win at home to unbeaten West Bergholt, Luke Goldie-McSorley put Colne 1-0 up from the spot, Bergholt were reduced to 10 men then a Harry Watts goal towards the end saw Colne take all 3 points and move into 2nd! Earls Colne & Flitch United shared the points at the recreation ground, a 1-1 draw. Flitch were ahead at the break but a second half goal from Jake Horlock saw both leave with a point. Colne in 10th, Flitch in 16th.

Gas Recreation went top of the table with a 3-1 win at home to Little Oakley Reserves, 3 first half goals from Harry Hewes, Callum Rogers and Luke Taylor was enough as Gas picked up another big 3 points. Oakley in 13th. Great Bentley got back to winning ways with a 5-2 win away at Hatfield Peverel, Louis Olymbios grabbed a hat trick with Jake Vaughan and Kieron Baker netting the others. The win sees Bentley sit in 3rd place, while Hatfield sit in 12th.

We saw a 10-goal triller at Stanway School as Stanway Pegasus beat White Notley 6-4. Notley were ahead 3-2 at the break but a brilliant second half comeback saw Pegasus take another big 3 points. Rory Bone (2), Robbie Bennett and Regan Farley-Hearn on the scoresheet for Notley. Tiptree Heath got back to winning ways with a 4-0 win at home to Lawford Lads, goals from Jamie Chesney, Cameron Ward, Charlie Green and Ben Turner. The win puts Heath in 9th place while Lawford sit in 15th.

ESBL Division One

Only 1 game on in division one yesterday afternoon, Stanway Pegasus Reserves beat Coggeshall United Reserves 2-0, thanks to goals from Jack Slater and Daniel Shaikly. Good win for Pegasus which puts them in 6th place, Coggeshall in 7th.

ESBL Division Two

Cavendish picked up a big 4-1 win over top of the table Harwich & Parkeston Reserves, goals from Addy Roy (2) and Haydn Taylor (2). Big 3 points for the Dishmen who sit in 2nd, Harwich stay top. Hatfield Peverel Reserves picked up their first win of the season with a 5-1 win away at Harwich Rangers, good 3 points for Hatfield which sees them climb into 11th place, Harwich stay bottom.

Oyster & Dedham Old Boys Reserves shared the points at the Glebe, a 2-2 draw. John-Joseph Peat with a brace for Dedham. The point sees Dedham sit in 8th, Oyster in 14th.

Tollesbury picked up a 3-1 win away at St Osyth, goals from Sam Hume, Lewis Ponder and Scott Keeble. The win sees Tollesbury sit in 5th place, St Osyth sit in 13th.

Tiptree Jobserve Reserves picked up a big 3 points with a 1-0 win away at Stanway Athletic. The win sees Jobserve stay in 3rd place while Stanway Ath suffer their 3rd defeat in a row, they sit in 9th.

ESBL Division Three

Flitch United Reserves went joint top with a 4-2 win over Oyster Reserves, goals from Paul Layzell, Alex Cannon and a brace from Will Gale. Good 3 points for Flitch. Conor Garvey & Owen Stedman on target for Oyster who sit in 13th.

Barnston Reserves went top of the table with a 6-1 win away at Little Clacton, goals from James Bolandi, Jamie McLaughlin, Lee Jarvis-Brown and a hat trick from Rees Cook. Another good win for Barno who sit top on goal difference. Little Clacton in 12th.

Ramsey & Mistley grabbed their second win of the season with 4-2 win at home to Abbey Fields, goals from Chris Stratton with a brace and Ben Allington. Good win for Ramsey especially being 2-1 down, they sit in 9th, Abbey Fields in 14th.

ESBL Division Four

Cavendish Reserves got back to winning ways with a 7-1 win away at Bradfield Rovers, goals from Steven Hill (3), Michael Wilson (2), Adam Barton and Lewis King. The win sees the Dishmen move up to 6th place, while Bradfield sit in 14th.

Dovercourt Rovers came out on top in the Harwich derby, a 6-1 win over Parkeston Welfare, goals from Kieran Lammas (3), Harry Brundle, Lee Bodle and Bradley Simpson. Strong win for Dovercourt which puts them into 4th place, Parkeston bottom.

Ramsey & Mistley Reserves continued their unbeaten start with a 4-1 win over Mersea Island Reserves, goals from Gary Merchant and Tom Allen. Another good win for Ramsey which sees them sit in 2nd place, Mersea in 8th.

Wethersfield picked up a good 3 points with a 3-2 win away at Tollesbury Reserves, the win lifts Wethersfield up to 12th place while Tollesbury stay in 15th place.